On Sunday April 2nd 2017, the Alresford Community Choir will be performing George Frideric Handel’s Messiah in the Harvey Hall Performing Arts Centre, St. Swithun’s School, Winchester, to raise funds for The Murray Parish Trust. The choir’s target is to raise £8,000 to donate towards our #2MillionSteps national appeal.
The choir will be accompanied by the Hanover Band, a renowned and much-recorded professional Baroque orchestra, and the solo recitatives and arias will be performed by four young professional soloists, (pictured below) Erica Eloff, Amy Williamson, William Wallace and Ed Hawkins. William is the 2016 winner of prestigious London Handel Prize, and Erica the 2008 winner of the same prize.
The Alresford Community Choir (ACC) is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and since its inception, under the leadership of its inspirational music director, Keith Clark, the choir has won two awards and performed many major concerts, including a world premiere work by Alexander l’Estrange, ‘Zadok rules, Hallelujah!’ in Arundel Cathedral, accompanied by the Hanover Band. The choir has also staged a Remembrance concert in November 2014, raising funds for the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
The choir’s ‘A Carol for Everyone’ concert is now a well-established event at its home base in St. John the Baptist Church, Alresford, during the lead up to Christmas, and always sold out. Among other notable appearances, the choir performed at the 2015 Flower Festival event in Winchester Cathedral, as well as at the Alresford Music Festival in 2014, and makes regular appearances at the Alresford Watercress Festival.
The ACC concert on April 2nd will begin at 7.30pm, and tickets are priced from £35.00 to £15.00 for Concessions, available on-line GET TICKETS or can be purchased from Oak Leaf Stationery, West Street, Alresford. . General enquiries about tickets should be made by calling 07970-854531.